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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Under Fairing or Engine Guard?

Riding season is a couple months away and I'm recovering from a hip replacement surgery, so I have some downtime and an itch to do something to my Rebel and am hoping you guys can all help me decide.

I really like the look of the under pan fairing from K Speed...but if I go that route I can't do the engine guard/foot rest I also like, unless I do the fairing and cut some holes to mount the engine guard. I do get a little cramped after a while cruising and not being able to stretch my legs out, but it isn't unbearable.

Opinions? Fairing, engine guard, or both?
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You know, I don't think I've seen anyone having both of these mounted at the same time.
So do both!
Doesn't look like you'll have to modify it much to get the crash bar installed.
And besides, you'll be able to scratch that itch of yours a little while longer
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Looking at my fairing/under-pan, the top crash bar mounts are unobstructed, for the bottom mounts you would almost certainly have to bore holes or long slots in the fairing. May make it very flimsy.

I measured 40cm width at the widest point on the fairing, if you can find out the crash bar size it may help you decide.

Or,,, itís looks vs protection if you choose the one option..
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have the fairings and forget the crash bars. they look ugly and you might as well have those little learner wheels on the back wheel.
if you crash your bike you will have other problems than a few scratches on your bike and since it's all black you can easily touch them up anyway.
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Well the sole purpose of the crash bars was for me to have a foot rest. Twizzian's closeup picture of the mounting helps my decision a lot more.
I'll go with the under fairing and afterwards see about mounting a drop down foot rest/peg using the top unobstructed bracket.
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Well the sole purpose of the crash bars was for me to have a foot rest. Twizzian's closeup picture of the mounting helps my decision a lot more.
I'll go with the under fairing and afterwards see about mounting a drop down foot rest/peg using the top unobstructed bracket.
I'm looking into getting something like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-...AI1zNw&vxp=mtr
Might be a good option for you as well?
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Looking at my fairing/under-pan, the top crash bar mounts are unobstructed, for the bottom mounts you would almost certainly have to bore holes or long slots in the fairing. May make it very flimsy.

I measured 40cm width at the widest point on the fairing, if you can find out the crash bar size it may help you decide.

Or,,, itís looks vs protection if you choose the one option..
Any issues at highway speeds w/ the fairing?
Overall would you say it's sturdy and not flimsy?
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I havenít experienced any issues with the fairing, no problem at speeds.

Although itís not very thick plastic it assembles ok & bolts to the bike with no problems.
Itís cheap so you wouldnít expect the best quality plastic or moulding accuracyís.
I also put the engine filler side panels which complement each other.

My only real issue with the fairing is that the grill bars in the centre piece are very inconsistent & are not uniform, bad moulding batch perhaps, have examined many pics fitted to other bikes, they all look the same.
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Order placed for the fairing from Thailand to Chicago, IL (USA), hopefully it doesn't take too long to get in.
Once it's in the next steps will be figuring out a foot rest/highway pegs and then maybe a swing arm bag.
Looking at what Twizzian said about the brackets I might be able to do something with the style pegs Lyoko posted.
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